Former dentist loses Westminster seat
Former dentist Anas Sarwar has lost his seat in the Glasgow Central constituency following the SNP’s General Election landslide in Scotland.
Sarwar, who succeeded his father Mohammad Sarwar to become MP in the 2010 election, was beaten by the SNP’s Alison Thewliss by 20,658 votes to 12,996.
The former deputy leader of the Labour Party was defending a majority of 10,551 but was just one of many victims of the raising wave of support for the SNP in this year’s election.
Sarwar graduated from Glasgow Dental School in 2005 but spent less than two years in general practice before following in his father’s footsteps and entering a career in politics. He stood, unsuccessfully, as a regional list candidate in the Glasgow region at the 2007 Scottish Parliament elections before being elected to Westminster in 2010.